Robert M. Hirsh has joined Lowenstein Sandler as a partner in its Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights practice. He will be based in the firm’s New York office.
Hirsh’s practice focuses on financial restructuring and bankruptcy for clients in a wide range of industries, including finance, technology, energy, and manufacturing. He maintains a special focus on health care institutions such as hospitals, as well as long-term care and assisted living facilities.
Hirsh represents both debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 workouts and restructurings throughout the country. With a strong background in debt financing, he frequently counsels clients on issues pertaining to debtor-in-possession financing, exit financing, and secured lending. He has particular experience in distressed specialty situation financing.
Kenneth A. Rosen, Chair of Lowenstein’s bankruptcy practice, says, “In addition to Rob’s deep knowledge of specialty lending and his national reputation for creditor committee representations, he will bring further innovation and extraordinary results to our clients. He has an impressive track record representing creditors in complex Chapter 11 restructurings, and we are delighted to have him on our side of the table.”
Lowenstein’s bankruptcy practice was recently recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the country’s top 10 power players in large corporate bankruptcy matters, and it was ranked in the top five in Debtwire’s “1H19 Restructuring Advisory Mandates Report” in the category of Lead Counsel: UCC.
“I am looking forward to being a part of Lowenstein’s collaborative culture,” says Hirsh. “Of course, I am thrilled to be a part of the bankruptcy team. As importantly, I look forward to working across disciplines and collaborating with members of the firm’s vibrant private equity, debt finance, and investment funds practices, among others.”
Before joining Lowenstein, Hirsh was a partner at an AmLaw 200 firm.
Hirsh’s arrival is part of the larger story of Lowenstein’s impressive growth across its practices, but particularly in its bankruptcy, corporate and finance transactions, and investment funds practices. Last year, The American Lawyer ranked Lowenstein Sandler as one of the fastest-growing firms in the United States based on 10 years of tremendous success. The firm has continued that growth over the past year, which saw a significant boost in revenue and, for the first time, an attorney headcount that topped 350. These accomplishments were met even as the firm continued to invest in its colleagues and in the communities where its people work and live.